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Museum of Art and History (Musee d'Art et d'Histoire)

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Address: 2 Rue Charles-Galland, Geneva 1206, Switzerland
Phone Number: 41 0 22 418 26 00
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Description: This museum of fine arts houses a diverse collection of artifacts, from...
This museum of fine arts houses a diverse collection of artifacts, from ancient Egypt through contemporary times.
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I have been living in Geneva for a few years now and despite the fact that the MAH is only few minutes walk away from my office i only visited it for the first time today and must... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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Gosport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

There were hardly any other visitors at the museum when I went (a Saturday morning in July). And, unless you visit on a very busy day (when would that be then? A rainy afternoon in November maybe?) expect to be 'followed' by the room attendants. Not sure why they do this ... do they think I'm going to nab an... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great place, spend there 4 hours because the collections were so rich, with Picasso, Van Gogh or impressionists. Paintings, sculptures and a liitble bit of local history make this place amazing. Definetely worth visiting.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Absolutely worth a visit if you have the time, there's something for everyone. A couple of Cezannes, a Van Gogh, a few works of Monet (including the stunning "Pivoines"), a smaller version of Rodin's Thinker. There was a Picasso on loan when I visited, so that was exciting. I also enjoyed the (smallish) egyptian wing.

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Geneva
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I have been living in Geneva for a few years now and despite the fact that the MAH is only few minutes walk away from my office i only visited it for the first time today and must say i have been impressed by their collections. There is something for everyone. Its easy to navigate, staff at the entrance is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

As always I pin the museums on my trip planner so that I make sure I never miss one. This particular one did not impress, but I was caught by the swords and weapons section; I liked every single piece in that collection. That was a nice surprise for me. I still rate it 4 stars because I think that... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We came here during the day on a Friday, we were the only people here so security followed us around. It was not a very straightforward museum with doors closed to each area seeming like the area was closed off. No air conditioning. The level -1 was interesting with Egyptian artefacts etc

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I rarely leave a city without checking its collection of Western Art, so I ventured up to the district know as Les Tranchées which is near the Cathedral and overlooks the city and the lake. For starters, the museum is free, so it’s difficult to be jaded over the fact that no world-renowned paintings hang there. If you are an... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This is a great little museum that captures all the major art movements from ancient to modern. There is no entrance fee for this museum.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I visited this place on wednesday with my son who was asleep in a pram. When you walked into a new room the staff got up from their chair and if you were lucky you might have got a pained 'bonjour' but they seemed more like security and followed you round the room or peaked after you into the next.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This museum has sculpture and painting as well as exhibits on tthe decorative arts and the history of Geneva. It's not a big art collection but certainly worth a visit

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Additional Information about Museum of Art and History (Musee d'Art et d'Histoire)

Address: 2 Rue Charles-Galland, Geneva 1206, Switzerland
Phone Number: 41 0 22 418 26 00
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva

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